In our data, we have insights into several so-called main activities, these main activities can be anything. From a Bed and Breakfast to a hostel to a specialty shop. To show you what this looks like and what you as a foodservice specialist have to gain from it, or rather what you are missing, this week we are showing part of our data on butchers/poulterers! 

(By butchers/poulterers we mean only those shops that specialise in the sale of meat and chicken products and not, for example, supermarkets that also sell meat products and the like. The numbers come from our outlet monitor and are based on the number of butchers/poulterers per 10,000 inhabitants) 

In our data, France is the country with on average the most butchers/poulterers per 10,000 inhabitants. We see this in 3 provinces where there are at least 5 butchers/poulterers per 10,000 inhabitants. These provinces are: Auvergne, Corse & Basse-Normandie. Besides these 3 provinces, most of the other provinces have at least 4 butchers/poulterers. As a result, France has the most number of shops per 10,000 inhabitants at NUTS 2 level, in the countries we surveyed. Only 3 provinces have 1 butcher/poulterer per 10,000 inhabitants. These are the provinces of Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Ile-de-France and Lorraine.

Regarding Belgium, in the provinces of West and East Flanders, there is an average of 5 butchers/poulterers per 10,000 inhabitants. Outside these two provinces, we see an equal distribution of an average of 2 butchers/poulterers per 10,000 inhabitants.

Looking at the UK, the counties of Lincolnshire, Rutland and Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire have the highest number of butchers/poulterers per 10,000 inhabitants. With 5 butchers/poulterers per 10,000 inhabitants, these counties have on average the most butchers and poulterers than elsewhere in the country. Outside these provinces, the distribution is the lowest of all the countries included, with an average of one butcher/poulterer per 10,000 inhabitants.

In addition, the eastern part of Germany has the highest average number of butchers/poulterers compared to the rest of the country. In the provinces of Thuringia, Upper Franconia, Upper Palatinate and Lower Bavaria, you can find at least 4 butchers/poulterers per 10,000 inhabitants. The rest of the provinces in Germany have an average of 2 or 3 butchers/poulterers per 10,000 inhabitants.

Furthermore, in the Netherlands we see in the provinces of Limburg and Friesland an average of 2 butchers/poulterers per 10,000 inhabitants. In all the other provinces this number is on average 1 butcher/poulterer per 10,000 inhabitants.

Finally, in Luxembourg there is only one butcher/poulterer on average per 10,000 inhabitants.